<addressline> Address Line

<addressline> is a generic element used to encode a single line of an address (postal, email, telephone, etc.). It occurs within <address> and may be repeated as many times as necessary to enter all the pertinent information.


  • @altrender – not required. Use if the content of the element should be displayed or printed differently than the rendering established in a style sheet for other occurrences of the element.
  • @audience – not required. Use to set whether the element’s contents will be visible to external users or to internal ones. Possible values are: “internal” and “external.”
  • @id – not required. Creates an ID for element. Can be used for linking.
  • @lang – not required. Three-letter code that indicates the language in which the element’s contents were written. It should come from ISO 639-2b.
  • @localtype – not required. This attribute may be used within a number of elements. Its characteristics depend on the element to which it applies. There is no list of specific values for @localtype within <addressline>, but it may be used for encoding information about the type of address line: email, phone, street, city, etc..
  • @script – not required. Four-letter code that indicates the script in which the element’s contents were written. It should come from ISO 15924.

Child Elements

<addressline> most commonly contains text and may also contain <abbr>, <emph>, <expan>, <foreign>, <lb />, <ptr/>, and <ref>.


	<publisher>Piecemaking University</publisher>
	<date normal="2020-06-08">June 8, 2020</date>
		<addressline>University Archives</addressline>
		<addressline>Piecemaking University</addressline>
		<addressline>Lancaster, PA 17603</addressline>
		<addressline localtype="phone">+1-717-555-1313</addressline>
		<addressline localtype="email">archivist@piecemaking.edu</addressline>

Changes from EAD 2002

<addressline> gained the attributes @lang, @localtype, and @script. It lost child element <extptr> and gained <abbr>, <expan>, <foreign>, and <ref>.

EAD3 Tag Library Entry

View the official tag library entry for <addressline>